Traveling to the Whitsundays in Australia? If looking into Whitsunday holidays, be sure to plan on visiting Whitehaven Beach. According to CNN, it\’s the most eco friendly beach in the world. In addition, many consider it to be one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world. Those who visit have nothing but high praise and can\’t wait to return again to experience its natural beauty.
Whitehaven Beach is located on Whitsunday Island which is the largest of the seventy four islands that make up the area of Queensland known as the Whitsunday Islands. The island chain is located about 50 km or 30 miles from Shute Harbour. This Australian beach has received many national awards. What makes it so special?
According to Fodor\’s, it is \”A justifiably famous and spectacular stretch of pure white silica sand as fine (and messy) as talcum powder.\” In other words, this beach has spectacular white sand, not to mention beautiful aquamarine water and it is environmentally friendly. When visiting, feel free to take lots of pictures and videos, but please don\’t take anything else. Leave the area as you found it, including picking up any litter you may have acquired.
Don\’t expect to find four-star restaurants, lavish resorts, or five-star hotels here. This island is uninhabited. What you can find is a stunning beach for taking long walks, a location for a romantic getaway or even a magnificent wedding.
Visitors to Whitehaven Beach can enjoy swimming in warm, crystal clear waters along with stunning snorkeling. If visiting here, be sure to take a hike to the lookout at Hill Inlet for some breathtaking views of the area.
Several tour companies operate within the area. Vacationers can gain access to the beach via ferries, luxury cruising yachts, seaplanes and helicopters. Most tours also make an additional stop at another island during the course of a tour of the Whitsunday Islands.
So why is an eco-friendly beach important? It\’s because more and more of the planet\’s natural resources are abused every day. The planet only has so many natural resources and the country of Australia is being careful to preserve part of its land\’s natural beauty.
When traveling to the Queensland area, be sure to look into a tour that stops at Whitehaven Beach. With its pure white sands and pristine water, it\’s a vacation heaven for those not only looking for an eco friendly beach, but attempting to find one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.